ACC Football Daily Links — Perry Hills Out for Season; What Does Maryland’s Offense Do Now?

Monday through Friday each week, we compile the best links on ACC football from around the web.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Reintroducing Maryland’s New Offense (Now With Extra Productivity?) (Testudo Times)

Well, it’s official: with Perry Hills’ torn ACL sidelining him for the rest of the season, the Maryland Terrapins will have a new quarterback starting on Saturday against the Boston College Eagles. And barring some unfortunate bumps in the road, that new quarterback will likely be the starter for the rest of the year…

Introducing the Coastastrophe Watch: Just How Bad Can the ACC Coastal Division Be? (Tar Heel Blog)

This past weekend was not a very pleasant one for the Coastal Division. The six teams went 2-4 in ACC play, with only Georgia Tech’s victory over hapless Boston College keeping the division from the worst possible outcome. Only two Coastal teams, UNC and Duke, are above .500 for the season, and only Duke and Miami are above .500 in conference play…

Miami’s Climb Back to the Top Won’t Be Easy, But There’s Reason for Hope (CBS Sports)

While Al Golden is in the process of confronting harsh realities, did you know Miami hasn’t been to an ACC title games in eight years? As if the Hurricanes don’t have enough sobering reminders about the difficult task of reviving a once-proud program. But Golden still throws the ACC title nugget into a large bin of troubles, which already includes potentially crippling NCAA sanctions looming after claims of improper benefits…

Duke’s Goals Don’t Stop at Bowl Eligibility (Fox Sports South)

Duke’s celebration after becoming bowl eligible with a last-minute victory over hated rival North Carolina on Saturday night was one rarely, if ever, seen at Wallace Wade Stadium. Jubilation hasn’t visited this old house very often over the last half-century, so the Blue Devils and their fans were excused for pouring onto the field and prolonging their joy. It was emotional, as it should have been…

Clemson’s Young Defensive Line Shows Signs of Progress (Orange and White)

Josh Watson wasn’t afraid to admit he got a bit of a gift Saturday afternoon. Early in the third quarter, Clemson’s sophomore defensive tackle wrapped his arms around the legs of Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas and held on. Thomas’ forward progress was stopped, but he still managed to complete a pass before officials inexplicably whistled a sack and four-yard loss…

Big Plays, 3rd Down key to BC’s Demise (Boston Herald)

Boston College will remain on a downward spiral until its defense gets a handle on two reoccurring problems. The Eagles have been routinely victimized by big plays (Miami and Clemson games), the inability to exit the field on third down (Northwestern and Army) or a combination of the two (Florida State)…

Beamer: Time to Ditch Four-Back Rotation (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Less might be more. That’s Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer’s conclusion regarding his team’s crowded offensive backfield. The Hokies have played and practiced four tailbacks, but Beamer plans to downsize that operation during the team’s bye week. “I think four backs is too many,” Beamer said Monday during his weekly teleconference…

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